DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION AND SKILLS / UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED (UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT RESEARCH COUNCILS)
We are continuing to advise the Government Research Councils Shared Services Centre (UKSBS) on a number of strategically important projects central to the Government shared services agenda and strategy.
Our client (a nationally-recognised household name, which cannot be mentioned here for confidentiality reasons) was providing a service to central government, supplying a high-profile national online recruitment website. When it came up for review, the contract was re-awarded to a third party.
We advised on strategies to challenge the proposed process, including Freedom of Information requests, correspondence with government departments and ultimately successfully ensuring that the process was put out to tender using a compliant procurement process.